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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:36 am    Post subject: Transporting my MK3 Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Alright guys, my name's Tony. I've got a Lagoon Blue 07 MK3 that I've inherited off my Uncle as he hasn't used it for some time and he's no longer fit to drive anyway. Unfortunately the catch is that its not starting-up so I haven't had chance to take it for a spin. The problem with getting it repaired is that he lives right out in the Country in the middle of batsh*t nowhere so there ain't a mechanic in sight. I've had a go but my knowledge is limited.

I wanted to know if anyone can recommend a small transport trailer that I can load the car onto and easily transport it? I'd imagine paying for this service could turn out quite expensive so I wanted to see how that would compare to buying my own trailer and doing it myself. Depending on the style of the trailer, it may well come in handy fetching some of the other stuff from his house too as he's moving in with his sister due to his lack of mobility. It would therefore prove a more worthwhile purchase. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:58 am    Post subject: Transporting my MK3 Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I've been told it could cost over 200 to get a Company to transport it due to the collection location. I'm going to see if I can find some places myself and get a few quotes. If I'm paying that much then surely I can get my own trailer for a similar amount.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:08 am    Post subject: Transporting my MK3 Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I've actually just found the log book and its not actually a 2007 model, It's a 2003 MK3. I thought the maths didn't add-up when my Uncle told me the date he bought it. Should have known from the 53 reg plate but never paid attention.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Try shiply.com you put up what you want moved and where from/to and then the drivers will submit offers to you.

Another option is to look into hiring a low loader for the day. I think LimeyMk1 did this to transport his mk1 but can't remember the cost now.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Jaspa wrote:

Another option is to look into hiring a low loader for the day. I think LimeyMk1 did this to transport his mk1 but can't remember the cost now.

Stuart.


This is probably your easiest bet if you want to move it yourself. Or, if you have a suitable tow car, there are loads of trailer-hire places around. Before I bought my trailer I'd hire one for sprint weekends, usually about 60 for a weekend IIRC [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I hired a transporter to take mine up to SBITS - it cost a bit extra for the extra mileage but hardly anything on top of the standard rate. It was a good experience and pretty easy getting the car on and off. I used these guys:

http://www.transporterhire.co.uk/
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:23 am    Post subject: Transporting my MK3 Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Heaps of help and suggestions so thanks for that, has given me things to ponder. Will sleep on it and have another look when I'm up.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:08 am    Post subject: Transporting my MK3 Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Now I'm up and about i'll make a few calls and get a few quotes.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:49 am    Post subject: Transporting my MK3 Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Didn't get round to making any calls or anything the other day and have been away to see the folks for the weekend. Will hopefully get chance later today.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:52 pm    Post subject: Transporting my MK3 Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Had some good quotes so far, a lot more reasonably priced than I'd expected.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:43 am    Post subject: Transporting my MK3 Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Have slept on it and given the subject more thought this morning. I've decided to go-ahead and buy my own after weighing everything up. There were some really helpful suggestions on alternatives so thanks for those. I've found a trailer here for sale at 235 second-hand, free to collect. It's a 15 ft by 6 ft trailer in good condition and includes loading ramps etc for easy vehicle loading. It seems to suit my needs so I just decided to go-ahead and buy it. Should only be an hour or so's drive to collect it too so everything considered, it seems like the right decision. I'll have plenty of use for it as my Uncle has a lot of other stuff to courier. I've got room in our yard to keep it so I'm sure it will come in handy again at some point.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:51 am    Post subject: Transporting my MK3 Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Will let you know how I get on with the transportation and repairs.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Bargain!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

That really is!

I wish I'd taken my driving test a little earlier so I could tow stuff, I waited 6 months too long so now I need to do another sodding test just to tow anything [Sad]
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Ekona wrote:
That really is!

I wish I'd taken my driving test a little earlier so I could tow stuff, I waited 6 months too long so now I need to do another sodding test just to tow anything [Sad]


I did the test was well worth it
Amd when you see some people towing you can see why it was introduced
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